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Olympic weather in Rio de Janeiro

Olympic weather in Rio de Janeiro

As I write this in August of 2016, the Summer Olympics are underway in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. A couple of news stories from the first couple of days of the events noted that the weather was a factor in some events on the beach and on the water.

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Tropical cyclone season underway

Tropical cyclone season underway

The start of the Atlantic hurricane season was June 1, and in the eastern Pacific the season began on May 15.

An update: Useful public weather websites

An update: Useful public weather websites

When I first began writing these newsletters in 2007, in one of the first issues I wrote about the availability of weather data for mariners on the Internet.

Another big ship gets in trouble

Another big ship gets in trouble

Once again a large ship encountered difficulties due to weather in February of 2016, and this was a major news story.

An active December in the Pacific

An active December in the Pacific

As this newsletter is being written, we are not quite halfway through the month of December 2015 — but even so, we can already describe the weather pattern over the North Pacific as very active.

Uncertainty in tropical cyclone forecasts

Uncertainty in tropical cyclone forecasts

In the last newsletter, I wrote about the possibility of the Atlantic hurricane season having below-normal activity due to El Nino. Now that we are approaching the end of the season, we can look back and see that while the season will likely end up below normal by several measures, it has been a bit more active than was anticipated a couple of months ago.

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